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Great Northern Diver - spotted at the croft during May 2012.

Great Northern Diver - spotted at the croft during May

Great Northern Diver -  North Uist

The largest of the UK's divers, it has a bigger, heavier head and bill than its commoner relatives. It is largely a winter visitor to our shores although some non-breeding birds stay off northern coasts in the summer.

ADW: Gavia adamsii: INFORMATION

Read about Gavia adamsii (white-billed diver;

Red-throated Diver (Gavia stellata) Northern Hemisphere mainly in Arctic regions on coastal waters

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Gavia stellata / Colimbo Chico / Red-throated Diver / Plongeon catmarin / Sterntaucher

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Black Throated Diver

Black-Throated Diver of the UK and Ireland The Black-Throated Diver (Gavia arctica) is mainly a wintering bird (Scandinavia) in Britain and Ireland but a small number of these birds also breed in Scotland.

Black-Throated Diver of the UK and Ireland The Black-Throated Diver (gavia arctica) is an elegant, medium-sized diving bird that may be seen along the coasts of Britian and Ireland in the winter. Small number of these divers breed in Scotland but do not breed in Ireland. It is also known as the Black-Throated Loon and the Arctic Loon in North America.

Black-Throated Diver (or Arctic Loon) - of the UK and Ireland

Great Northern Diver (Himbrimi) 79

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Beautiful, majestic bird. Great northern diver (Gavia immer), via Flickr.

Beautiful, majestic bird. Great northern diver (Gavia immer), via Flickr.

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